Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Media Coverage

Zika Fears Spur Rash of Calls to Clinics About Travel Safety »

February 6, 2016

Senior Woods Fellow Michele Barry and Woods Affiliate Desiree LaBeaud discuss the risks of Zika transmission to pregnant women.

By Victoria Colliver, San Francisco Chronicle

The Developing World Can Leapfrog Dirty Coal And Go Straight To Clean Energy »

February 4, 2016

Woods Senior Fellow Mark Jacobson (civil and environmental engineering) explains how developing countries can bypass coal and go straight to low-cost renewables.

By Mark Z. Jacobson, Fast Company

PPIC Water Policy Center Publishes A Road Map to Improve the Federal Government’s Drought Response »

February 1, 2016

Mentions Leon Szeptycki, Woods professor of the practice and executive director of the Water in the West program, as one of the report's authors.

Sierra Sun Times

Are We Heading Into A New Ice Age? »

January 28, 2016

Senior Fellow Chris Field (biology, earth system science) and Katherine Mach of the Carnegie Institution discuss a new paper in Nature that concludes we are not headed for a new ice age and that human-caused climate change will delay...

By Chris Field and Katherine Mach, World Economic Forum Blog

New Discoveries: A Waving Spider, Roadkill Snake, and More! »

January 27, 2016

Senior Fellow Rob Jackson (earth system science) co-authors a blog on the latest newly discovered species.

By Rob Jackson and Molly Michelson, Cal Academy of Sciences news

Calif. Lawmakers Urged to Tackle Ocean Acidity »

January 26, 2016

Quotes Woods Senior Fellow Alexandria Boehm (engineering) explaining to California State Senators that ocean acidification is a huge problem that is going to affect our children and grandchildren.

By Nick Cahill, Courthouse News Service

Once Famous for Beer, Milwaukee Now Bets on Water »

January 26, 2016

Leon Szeptycki, Woods professor of the practice and executive director of the Water in the West program, discusses why the cheap price of water hinders incentives for investment in water innovation.

By Sarah Gardner, Marketplace

Gas Leak Pollution Monitoring Took Months to Put in Place »

January 21, 2016

Woods Senior Fellow Rob Jackson (earth system science) states that the delay in setting up pollution monitoring equipment undermined the ability to measure health impacts of the leak.

By Brian Melley, Washington Post via AP

Bluefin Tuna, Once Bountiful, Now in Peril »

January 21, 2016

Woods senior fellow, by courtesy, Barbara Block (biology) warns that the bluefin is trouble because of decades of overfishing.

By Joe Rosato Jr., NBC Bay Area

Monterey Conference: Coming Together for the Bluefin »

January 18, 2016

Senior Fellow, by courtesy, Barbara Block (biology) states that the meeting is a call to action for regional managers of fisheries and scientists to work together to rebuild the bluefin tuna population.

By Ramin Skibba, Monterey Herald

An Invisible Leak, With Glaring Consequences »

January 15, 2016

Woods Senior Fellow Rob Jackson (earth system science) discusses the severity of the Aliso Canyon gas leak.

By Elah Feder, Science Friday

Obama Announces Moratorium on New Federal Coal Leases »

January 15, 2016

Woods Consulting Professor David Hayes, also a visiting lecturer at Stanford Law School, discusses how the current federal coal program is outdated.

By Joby Warrick and Juliet Eilperin, Washington Post

Obama Said to Plan Suspension of New U.S. Coal Leases »

January 14, 2016

Woods Consulting Professor David Hayes, also a visiting lecturer at Stanford Law School, explains why the current federal coal program is outdated.

By Jennifer A. Dlouhy, Bloomberg

Solar Surges Past Wind, Hydro as California’s No. 1 Renewable Energy Source »

January 11, 2016

Woods Senior Fellow Mark Jacobson (civil and environmental engineering) explains why wind costs are lower than solar and gas as a national average, but are more comparable in California.

By Pete Danko, KQED

Argentine Ants Altering California's Ecosystems as Homeowners Give them Shelter »

January 9, 2016

Woods Affiliate Deborah Gordon (biology) discusses why Argentine ants have been so successful at colonizing in California.

By Laurel Hamers, San Jose Mercury News via Santa Cruz Sentinel

California Drought: How Will We Know When It's Over? »

January 9, 2016

Leon Szeptycki, Woods professor of the practice and executive director of the Water in the West program, states that there is no simple answer to the question "When is the drought over?"

By Paul Rogers, San Jose Mercury News

Could Better Tech Prevent the Next Big Methane Leak? »

January 8, 2016

Woods Senior Fellow Rob Jackson (earth system science) discusses safety measures that could have reduced or eliminated the severity of the leak.

By Keith Wagstaff, NBC

Here’s What It’s Like To Live Next To California’s Gas Blowout Catastrophe »

January 8, 2016

Woods Senior Fellow Rob Jackson (earth system science) discusses the size of the Aliso Canyon gas leak.

By Matt Ferner and Lydia O'Connor, Huffington Post

We've Never Seen an El Niño Quite Like This Before »

January 7, 2016

Stanford doctoral student Daniel Swain (Environmental Earth System Science), a 2013 Rising Environmental Leadership Program fellow, discusses El Niño in the context of global warming.

By Andrew Freedman, Mashable

Hot and Violent »

January 5, 2016

Features research by Center Fellow Marshall Burke (Earth System Science) on the connections between climate change and social conflict.

By David Rotman, MIT Technology Review

Past Media Coverage By Year

2016  2015  2014  2013  2012  2011  2010  2009  2008  2007